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Re: \tempo should accept floats

From: Werner LEMBERG
Subject: Re: \tempo should accept floats
Date: Tue, 28 Mar 2017 21:33:59 +0200 (CEST)

>>   \tempo 2 = #'(8683/1000 . "86.83")
> Well, there _is_ #e86.83 to save you from getting your fraction
> wrong by an order of magnitude...

On the one hand, it's embarassing that I missed one magnitude.  On the
other hand, I've just learned something new about Scheme :-)

> So we have a technically feasible proposal on the table.  But, well,
> ugh?  I think we are better off with some solution with fixed
> formatting (say, ~,1f for inexact numbers) and with the possibility
> to just use an override for specifying the desired markup.

Sounds reasonable.  Having a template using fixed formatting for the
tempo value could also easy control whether to use parentheses or not.


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